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Pizza sauce vs Marinara sauce - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pizza sauce and Marinara sauce different?

  • Pizza sauce is richer in Vitamin C, and Copper, while Marinara sauce is higher in Vitamin B3.
  • Marinara sauce covers your daily need of Vitamin B3 16% more than Pizza sauce.
  • Pizza sauce contains 12 times more Sodium than Marinara sauce. Pizza sauce contains 348mg of Sodium, while Marinara sauce contains 30mg.

Sauce, pizza, canned, ready-to-serve and Sauce, pasta, spaghetti/marinara, ready-to-serve, low sodium types were used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +15.4%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +11%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +69.1%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.1%
Contains less Sodium -91.4%
Equal in Potassium - 319
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 34% 17% 32% 15% 46% 7% 22% 46%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 9% 29% 13% 27% 6% 15% 4%
Contains more Iron +15.4%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +11%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +69.1%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.1%
Contains less Sodium -91.4%
Equal in Potassium - 319

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin C +465%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +154.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.2%
Contains more Folate +30%
Equal in Vitamin A - 650
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 38% 41% 0% 0% 16% 13% 27% 23% 32% 3% 0% 8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 39% 48% 0% 6% 15% 74% 0% 40% 0% 35% 10%
Contains more Vitamin C +465%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +154.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.2%
Contains more Folate +30%
Equal in Vitamin A - 650

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Pizza sauce
23
Marinara sauce
Mineral Summary Score
27
Pizza sauce
16
Marinara sauce

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
13%
Pizza sauce
8%
Marinara sauce
Carbohydrates
9%
Pizza sauce
8%
Marinara sauce
Fats
5%
Pizza sauce
7%
Marinara sauce

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pizza sauce Marinara sauce
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pizza sauce Marinara sauce
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pizza sauce
Pizza sauce is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pizza sauce
Pizza sauce is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.72g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pizza sauce
Pizza sauce is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Marinara sauce
Marinara sauce contains less Sodium (difference - 318mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Marinara sauce
Marinara sauce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.29g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pizza sauce Marinara sauce Opinion
Calories 54 51 Pizza sauce
Protein 2.18 1.41 Pizza sauce
Fats 1.15 1.48 Marinara sauce
Vitamin C 11.3 2 Pizza sauce
Carbs 8.66 8.06 Pizza sauce
Cholesterol 0 2 Pizza sauce
Vitamin D 0 Marinara sauce
Iron 0.9 0.78 Pizza sauce
Calcium 54 27 Pizza sauce
Potassium 354 319 Pizza sauce
Magnesium 21 18 Pizza sauce
Sugar 3.78 5.5 Pizza sauce
Fiber 2 1.8 Pizza sauce
Copper 0.137 0.081 Pizza sauce
Zinc 0.25 0.2 Pizza sauce
Starch
Phosphorus 50 34 Pizza sauce
Sodium 348 30 Marinara sauce
Vitamin A 667 650 Pizza sauce
Vitamin E 2.4 Marinara sauce
Vitamin D 0 Marinara sauce
Vitamin B1 0.061 0.024 Pizza sauce
Vitamin B2 0.053 0.061 Marinara sauce
Vitamin B3 1.421 3.917 Marinara sauce
Vitamin B5 0.374 Pizza sauce
Vitamin B6 0.136 0.173 Marinara sauce
Vitamin B12 0.02 0 Pizza sauce
Vitamin K 13.9 Marinara sauce
Folate 10 13 Marinara sauce
Trans Fat 0 Marinara sauce
Saturated Fat 0.46 0.17 Marinara sauce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.461 0.377 Pizza sauce
Polyunsaturated fat 0.099 0.508 Marinara sauce
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Valine
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pizza sauce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172880/nutrients
  2. Marinara sauce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171597/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.